John Dolan

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Sports Surgery Clinic: Facilities include five ultra clear air operating theatres dedicated to orthopaedic and spinal surgical procedures. Photograph: Alan Betson

A private equity fund has invested in the Sports Surgery Clinic in north Dublin for an undisclosed sum. Carlyle Cardinal Ireland, the fund establish(...)

Marmalade, a red mottled leghorn, with her owner John Dolan . Photograph: Dave Boylan

A Co Offaly farmer says he is “absolutely devastated” after his world record breaking hen died suddenly this week. Marmalade, a red mottled leghorn, (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at launch of the HSE’s HPV Vaccine Information Campaign at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government will not accept amendments to the forthcoming abortion legislation which would shorten or abolish the proposed three-day waiting period(...)

As the afterglow of Pope Francis’s visit recedes, a Vatican emerges once more where things are as was. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has returned to Rome after his brief visit to Ireland where he charmed with his humility and his plea for forgiveness over the sexual abu(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell is seeking a nomination. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael councillors may be only allowed to facilitate “truly Independent” presidential candidates to challenge Michael D Higgins, and not ones who a(...)

Declarations by a top civil servant that people with free travel passes should not be able to use public transport at peak times were “incendiary”, a Dáil  committee was told. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Twelve people were killed in Ireland by disqualified drivers over the past three years, the Road Safety Authority has said, as it warned that thousand(...)

Pope Francis told the US Congress in 2015 the aim of politics was to protect, with law, “the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face”. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Peter Boylan recalls that while training in London his views on abortion began to change. In discussions with a Jewish colleague about foetal abnormal(...)

Bronwen O’ Reilly,  Glasnevin and Trinity student Niamh Herbert,  Kildare during a Dáil protest demanding ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is difficult to understand why our Government has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), some 10 years afte(...)

John Dolan (left): we have witnessed  “start of the unravelling of the discipline of the Lansdowne Road agreement”.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

If the Government does not resist further demands for pay increases across the public sector it will be triggering a “second recession” for people wi(...)

 Martin Naughton, disability rights campaigner, photographed in January 2015 for an Irish Times interview.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Lifelong campaigner for the disabled Martin Naughton has died, aged 62. President Michael D Higgins described him as an “indefatigable advocate for (...)

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